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Re: [Xen-API] 32bit version of XCP 1.0 ISO?

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Subject: Re: [Xen-API] 32bit version of XCP 1.0 ISO?
From: Lars Kurth <lars.kurth@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 11:00:27 +0000
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I will fix the download page then, as it says nothing and creates the impression that both 32 and 64 bit systems are supported. So we are misleading people into downloading something that does not work. And when they spent time and bandwith downloading a big ISO file they realize it was for nothing.

If that happened to me I'd be furious! It's like dangling a carrot in front of me, just to notice that when I finally reached it, it is rotten.

Do the LiveCDs support 32 bit?


On 28/02/2011 10:46, Ian Pratt wrote:
Here is the quote from the user: "Likewise with the Xen Cloud Platform
1.0; the only available ISO
appears to require a 64-bit CPU architecture. Such documentation as I have
been able to find, seems
to indicate that 32-bit architectures are supported, but I have not been
able to find installation
or livecd media to try it."

Here are my questions:
1) Does the XCP 1.0 ISO only support 64 bit CPUs?
Out of the box, 64b only.

I've heard of some folk running it on 32b systems by replacing the single 
xen.gz binary with one built for 32b, but that certainly won't be a widely 
tested configuration.

2) If not, what could the user have done wrong?
3) If yes, does it make sense to provide a 32 bit version?
I wouldn't rank it as a priority, but it would be nice to have the XCP build 
system spit out a xen-32b.gz and add some documentation about updating the grub 
config to boot it instead of the default 64b.



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